ISTABLISHED 1865 Entered as second class matter at the postoffice at Algona, Iowa (505111. Nov. I. 1932. under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 Thursday, DM. 21, 1967 Xmas Program, Parties Held At Wesley WESLEY - A Christmas program will be presented Thursday evening, Dec. 21, in the Evangelical Free church by members of the Sunday School class. The annual C.D.A. Christmas party was held Dec. 12 in the parish hall, with an exchange of gifts. A program was presented by the committee following the business meeting. Refreshments were served. - o - HOSTS WORKERS Andrew Reising was host to Kossuth county road workers in his district at a Christmas turkey dinner in Al's Lounge Thursday evening. Wives were also guests. The Wesleyans, besides Mr. and Mrs. Reising, included the Orville Weilands and Urban Neuroth, Beatrice Hildman, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goetz and Mr. and Mrs. Luke Youngwirth. Santa arrived with gifts for the 24 who were in attendance. - o - RELATIVE PASSES Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lease attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, Melvin Rye, 82, Saturday at Emmons, Minn. He died Wednesday at a Mason City hospital. Mr. Rye had been in the banking business all his life. For many years he was president of the Citizens Savings Bank at Hanlontown. In 1958 he was honored for 50 years of service by the Minnesota Banking Assoc. - o - The Neighborhood Birthday Club and their husbands enjoyed a Christmas turkey dinner in Ai's Lounge Thursday evening, followed by an evening of 500 at the Merle Rasmussen home. Clara Haverly and Richard Madsen were high score prize winners; Stacia Richtsmeier and Herman Bode, low scorers. Elmer Doughan won travel prize. A gift exchange was held and the women revealed their secret sisters and drew names for the coming year. A lunch was served late in the evening. Mrs. Mildred Arndorfer and Mrs. Marie Douglian attended an appreciation luncheon at the home of Mrs. Irwin Ulses near Burt Dec. 11. Mrs. Bernice Vitzthum entertained her auction bridge club Thursday. Mrs. Mary Weber will have the next party. The Cletus Studers and Andy Reisings were Sunday guests in the Philip Studer home near Stacyville in honor of the first Holy Communion of the latter couple's son, Kent, in the Catholic church at Meyers. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bahn left last week for their home at Berkeley, Calif. They had spent several months here locking after their land interest. The Geo. Gaspers operate the Bahn farm. Mr. and Mrs. Bahn resided in the tenant house on the Clete Studer farm. Mrs. Elda Clark of Britt visited her sister, Mrs. Herman Studer, Thursday. Prairie Neighbors held their Christmas turkey dinner party in Al's Lounge Dec. 5. The afternoon was spent at 500. Rosemary Dornbier won travel prize. Mrs. Carl Johnson received word last week of the death of her sister, Mrs. Clara Fiene, 84, in a rest home at Melstone, Mont. She died of a heart attack. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Perkins of Bloomington, HI. visited her sister, Mrs. Tillie Matz, last week. They also visited relatives at Britt and Corwith. Mrs. Ida Funnemark, Zumbrota, Minn., former Wesleyan, is now a patient in a hospital there. She suffered a heart attack following major surgery at a Rochester, Minn, hospital several weeks ago. A number of Wesleyans attended the Christmas Fair display at the Good Hope church at Titonka Dec. 14. The display was sponsored by the Women's Federated Club. The Tom Beckers joined Mrs. Clara Kohlhaas, Algona, John, Frank and Ted Hilberts, St. Joe, and Herman Beckers, Irvington, at a pre-Christmas dinner party at Treolar's, Ft. Dodge, Dec. 10. An evening of cards was enjoyed at the Frank Hilbert home. Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Reising are parents of a 7 lb., 6 oz. baby boy who was born in Mercy hospital, Mason City, Dec. 14. He joins a family of two girls, Jane and Becky. The new mother is the former Sharon Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Algona. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Reising are paternal grandparents. Mrs. Bernadette Pfeffer had major surgery Wednesday in University Hospital, Iowa City. John Bauer was host to employees of the Bauer Implement Co. at a Christmas turkeydinner in Al's Lounge Dec. 8. Attending besides Mr. and Mrs. Bauer, were Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kollasch, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hrubes, Mrs. Doris Perkins and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Schutter. FROM THE AUTOMOTIVE BUREAU of the ALGONA CHAMBER of COMMERCE "FOR HAPPY HOLIDAYS - GIFT WRAP YOURSELF I" What's the most valuable present your family wants to find beside the Christmas tree? You. Without you, it wouldn't be Christmas. Without you, it wouldn't be a family. Without you, nothing would be right any more. So keep yourself safe, every way you can, for that family who loves you. One very easy but very important way: Take a couple of seconds before you start your car to lock the door and fatten your seat belt. Wrap yourself in the solid protection of that auto's safety-engineered body, in the gentle but firm restraint of that "circle of safety" belt. Do this every time you drive, whether, the trip be long or short. Eighty per cent of all accidents happen within 25 miles of the driver's home. Locking doors from the inside helps keep you in and other people out. Seat belts? Studies indicate that their regular use could save some 13,000 lives yearly and reduce injuries one-third. Incidentally, you are valuable to us, too. You are an important member of our "family" of friends. And it wouldn't be the same without you. So, before you drive—lock up, buckle up I Gift wrap yourself ... to ba a present with a future I Our best wishes for safe and pleasant holiday motoring for you and your family this Christmas season. Cordially, Dau's Garage Kossuth Motors Schultz Bros, Taylor Motor Co, Percival Motors Ken's Auto Service A World Without Christmas Would Be A World Without Friends - v Mildred Carney Jim Baker Harry Alt Jim Hiriton Earl Cooper Dick Boyken Les Wildin Not Pictured — Geo. Vitzthum Waif Hall Deb Hall Wallace Hanson Ardis Rockwood Richard Gatton Russ Engelby Vern Bunkofske Jerry Hobscheidt Alvin Loss fan 49 tings tends II III I M IKTUHHDOIIU HADVliTO ALGONA IMPLEMENT CO.
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